Feeling lonely? Britain has appointed its first-ever Minister of Loneliness. Tracey Crouch will take on the job of tackling loneliness in the country.
Speaking about the appointment, Prime Minister Theresa May said, "For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life. I want to confront this challenge for our society and for all of us to take action to address the loneliness endured by the elderly, by carers, by those who have lost loved ones -- people who have no one to talk to or share their thoughts and experiences with.”
According to stats from the British Red Cross, out of a population of 65.6 million, more than 9 million people say they are always or often lonely. There’s no word on exactly how the country plans to battle loneliness, but a strategy is expected to be published later this year after input from a number of sources.